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Champions Before- and After-School Programs Recommended for AdvancED Accreditation

Portland, Ore. (May 5, 2016) – Champions, a leading provider of before- and after-school programs across the U.S., has been formally recommended to receive the distinction of AdvancED Corporate Accreditation. 

Champions, which is part of the KinderCare Education family of brands, received the recommendation after an extensive year-long internal review of Champions’ processes, systems and curriculum followed by a rigorous three-day onsite review with a five-person team of AdvancED evaluators. 

Once the recommendation is ratified by the National AdvancED Commission in June, Champions will be accredited by AdvancED, the national commission that confers the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) accreditation seal. 

“We are extremely honored that our Champions brand has been recommended for AdvancED Corporate Accreditation,” said Kathie Boe, KinderCare Education Vice President, Quality & Accreditation. “Our commitment to achieving corporate accreditation ensures we will never lose sight of what is most important for our children, staff, families and schools.”

KinderCare Education is committed to 100 percent accreditation for all of its brands, and has more than 1,360 nationally accredited centers – more than any other private provider.

AdvancED is the world's largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools and school systems in more than 70 countries and serving over 16 million students. The accreditation process involves numerous components, including meeting high-quality educational standards, implementing a continuous process of improvement, conducting interviews with families and school site directors, and internal and external reviews.

“AdvancED especially compliments Champions for its genuine value and respect for children – some of its very notable successes,” said Dr. Claudia Carter, Vice President, Corporation and Distance Education Services, AdvancED. 

About Champions 
Champions is a leading out-of-school time provider of extended learning and education programs for school-age children. Champions programs are offered at more than 425 sites in 16 states and Washington D.C. For more information, visit www.discoverchampions.com. For a virtual tour of one of our sites, visit www.discoverchampions.com/#virtualtour.

About KinderCare Education 
At KinderCare Education, we believe that education creates brighter futures. We are passionate about creating a world of learning, joy, and adventure for more than 161,000 children every day. Our devoted family of education providers leads the nation in accreditation and includes KinderCare® Learning Centers, CCLC®, Champions® Before- and After-School Programs, Cambridge Schools(tm), Knowledge Beginnings® and the Grove Schools®. To learn more, visit us online at www.kindercare.com.